Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff (HNTB)
In 1989, this Kansas City (MO)-based engineering and architecture firm marked its seventy-fifth anniversary by commissioning Milestones to write its history. Originally a designer of railroad bridges, HNTB expanded its scope over the years to include highways, airports, sports stadiums and more. Research for Diversity by Design included four dozen interviews with HNTB employees and partners in a dozen cities, supplemented by the firm's archives. Handed out to new employees as an introduction to HNTB's heritage, the book is also a standard component of the firm's project bids. Four-color, hardcover, 134 pages. Published: August 1989.